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Meet Yun Gunna: The Viral Robin Hood Taking Over Instagram

There is a viral video spreading like wildfire across Instagram right now. In the video, an unknown person pulls up…

There is a viral video spreading like wildfire across Instagram right now. In the video, an unknown person pulls up to a school an proceeds to throw out stacks of cash to a crowd of children. As the blue faces fly out, the car is instantly surrounded by screaming kids. Like Robin Hood, the mysterious figure is giving back to the children similar to the legendary story tales.

In real-time, the gesture went viral, through word of mouth, and was later posted by the Instagram account belonging to Yun Gunna of Inland Empire. Real money, real kids, who also kept the money, led to thousands of intrigued Instagram users following the account.

Shown below, the now-infamous post from the artist’s point-of-view and the fan’s point-of-view.
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Have you heard of @yun_gunna @nojumper

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To date, the video has gone viral, accumulating over 19,000 views and growing. Kids all over the world have commented on the video with various statements, including, requests to come to their schools.

Who is Yun Gunna? A Riverside-based rapper who created a buzzworthy sound with riot-starting rhymes, practical joking antics and energetic persona. A magnetic personality, Yun Gunna is quickly becoming one of the hottest new artists on the West Coast. Gunna’s biggest track to-date is the Black Mayo-produced, “Mean to Me” off his 2018 effort, Yun Glow Up.

On breakout tracks like “Check” and “Push Start”, Yun Gunna shows us a side of West Coast Hip Hop that has yet to be seen in reckless fun, high-energy, talented rhymes and his following displays the infectious impact he has on his Inland Empire surroundings. Stream the commercial hits now, and run through his complete catalog today via Soundcloud.

Music aside, if you are looking to just follow Yun Gunna and his viral antics on Instagram, simply click here. Kids, feel free to leave a comment of your school and see if Yun Gunna will surprise you with a pull up.

If you are looking for ransom I can tell you I don't have money, but what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you.
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2nd Annual Milk and Cookies Music + Food Festival Re-Cap

This past weekend was definitely one for the books! The highly anticipated 2nd Annual Milk and Cookies Music + Food…

This past weekend was definitely one for the books! The highly anticipated 2nd Annual Milk and Cookies Music + Food Festival kicked off on April 7th at 787 Windsor in Atlanta. The event highlighted well-known locals along with some big names from the music industry. There were also tasty food and dessert trucks that served ticket holders all evening long.

The event started with ATL native, Dj Decoteau of Bae Worldwide; following Tim Gunter who both ripped the turntables as the venue began to fill up. Later, Summer Walker, the first female artist of LVRN, took to the stage to perform for her very first time. Energetic local talent Bosco, came out jumping as the crowd went wild. After her epic performance, I was able to steal a quick question from her. I asked how she’s feeling at this point in her music career. Bosco stated she’s feeling super inspired and excited for her career. She also talked to me about who in the music game influences her. It wasn’t a surprise when she dropped names such as Erykah Badu and Lauren Hill and of course loves her indie artists.

Sahbabii followed, tearing the stage down with their mega hit “Pull Up With Ah Stick” and “Purple Ape.” Their hype man brought out a life-size blunt that filled the sky with a purple haze that surely set the tone for the rest of the evening. When ATL native Xavier Omar hit the stage next, he started with a rendition of the infamous “Pokémon Go” track. He then brought out some major R&B vibes when he performed his hit “Blind Man” and his band was definitely one of a kind.

Around 7pm, the sun disappeared and chilling temperatures and rainfalls came as a surprise. However, none of that stopped the amazing Singer, Songwriter Alina Baraz when it was her time to shine. Her album The Color of You that debut just one day prior to the Milk and Cookies Music Festival was in perfect timing. She performed two songs from her album and some good throwbacks.

“I want my fans to know I love and thank them very much for all the support they have shown.”
—Alina Baraz

Hours before she took the stage, she held a private meet and greet with her fans that were in VIP. Right before her team shuffled her back to her trailer, I was able to grab a quick interview. I was curious where her inspiration came from for her new album; Baraz mentioned how she didn’t necessarily have a plan for the album, stating she would go into the studio and let her vibes do the writing. Her album is based off things that have happened from her past. I asked Baraz what is one thing she wants her fans to know; she said “I want my fans to know I love and thank them very much for all the support they have shown.”

The last to perform was none other than Tory Lanez. After just playing one song, his humble spirit wouldn’t allow him to continue performing on stage while the crowd stood in the rain. Lanez continued his set while jumping into the hands of his screaming fans and standing on speakers. He shut the stage down with songs from his 2nd album Memories Don’t Die which released March 2nd. He also reminisced with the crowd while performing hits “Luv” and “Say It.”

To go along with the great music vibes, there were mouth-watering treats and culture filled food trucks. The menus consisted of everything from funnel cakes and hibachi grills on wheels, to curry chicken and of course cookies and ice cream. There were also local graffiti artists in attendance that added their touch to the former steam-boiler manufacturing facility turned industrial art space which is now called 787 Windsor.

It’s safe to say that the 2nd Annual Milk and Cookies Music + Food Festival was a total hit! Despite the weather, everyone, including the artist truly enjoyed the entire event. I’m sure we’ll all be anticipating the 3rd year, as well.

Below, catch some shots of some of the artist who performed!

2nd Annual Milk and Cookies Music + Food Festival Re-Cap

2nd Annual Milk and Cookies Music + Food Festival Re-Cap

2nd Annual Milk and Cookies Music + Food Festival Re-Cap

2nd Annual Milk and Cookies Music + Food Festival Re-Cap

2nd Annual Milk and Cookies Music + Food Festival Re-Cap

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BOOMBOTIX x ODB – “Obey Me”

“Imagine how I felt, opening the email, pressing play and being the first person to hear this new ODB music;…

“Imagine how I felt, opening the email, pressing play and being the first person to hear this new ODB music; It was surreal”

– Mustafa Shaikh, Boombotix

Russell Jones, also known as Ol’ Dirty Bastard, was and wasn’t a lot of things. He wasn’t the most prolific writer. It has long been known that much of his break-out debut album had been written a few years earlier by both Method Man and GZA, but who cares. ODB wasn’t a Drake-esque figure. Nobody loved Dirty for what he said per say, but rather how he said it. In a see of urban figures that seemed to blend, A-son was an unmistakable and unforgettable character. He was charismatic (which is an understatement) and seemingly untameable. ODB was cut from a cloth that many rappers have tried and failed to imitate.

From crashing the Grammy’s after losing out to Puffy, indecent exposure, or cinematic time on the lamb when he unexpectedly turned up at a Wu-Tang concert, he clearly did not give too many fucks. And classic footage of him walking barefoot in Brooklyn and collecting food stamps with his family in a limo is also quite revealing of his mindstate in the mid-nineties. A more telling side, though, was seen when Dirty wasn’t, pardon my French, fucked up. Breaks in character, such as his classic unearthed interview below, reveal a man who loved his many children so much he damn near tears up while talking about them. His super downplayed MTV doc shortly before his death showed how much he loved and valued his family. It also revealed his insecurities about being in jail. Essentially, he was just a man – under all the bravado and antics.

His legacy continues to live on, in part because his fans, family, and his Wu-Tang brethren keep it alive. Most recently, RZA and the wireless speaker company Boombotix have released a limited edition speaker, which contains a brand new unreleased ODB joint called Obey Me. RZA officially signed on with the San Francisco-based startup last year, giving him an equity stake in the company and a hand in developing its line of rugged wireless speakers. They originally connected through one of the speaker brand’s investors, and RZA and Boombotix’s VP of Marketing, Mustafa Shaikh, conceptualized and released a limited edition Wu-Tang speaker with an unreleased Wu track at the top of the year – which understandably sold out in minutes.

This latest release came about when RZA mentioned to Mustafa that he may have some unreleased Dirty material laying around the basement on the Wu-Mansion. Just imagine having that conversation with RZA. Well, after a month of following-up, the Abbot went into the basement and unearthed some never-before-heard bars and sent them to Mustafa. “Imagine how I felt, opening the email, pressing play and being the first person to hear this new ODB music; It was surreal,” remarked Mustafa.

Mustafa tapped his friends at Fool’s Gold Records, and had Montreal-based producers Shash’u, and High Classified produce remixes to help package the new single, Obey Me, like an EP. “We’re acting almost like a record label,” remarked Mustafa. Truly, it’s the most innovative way to sell a speaker ever! He and his team have accentuated the release by holding an ODB week, which was marked by the release of the single, a video treatment and a super cool app that allows you to make your ODB food stamp card and share it online. The week is coming to a head with a party in NYC, which will feature good music, good people, and live art – which will depict ODB at various ages in front of birthday cakes.

ODB, always claim there was no father to his style. It’s well put, especially as we have a hard time finding a character who came pre-dated him that even comes close to acting as an influence. He’ll never be forgotten as long as real hip-hop still lives. This new single is just another notch on his legacy’s belt. It remains to be seen whether they will celebrate ODB week annually, but Mustafa notes that they do plan on releasing new music and collaborative projects in the future.

Rest in peace Ol’ Dirty [*DJ Premier Voice]


 

Couldn’t resist, made my own ODB food stamp card!

 

BOOMBOTIX x ODB – "Obey Me"

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